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French elderly care home residents surf in Channel

An elderly care home in Brittany is encouraging residents to remain active in old age, by offering “surf therapy” lessons in the waves of the English Channel. The Ehpad (elderly care home) in Dol-de-Bretagne (Ille-et-Vilaine) now offers the sport to its residents, many of whom have eagerly taken part. “Surf therapy” requires participants to lie forward on their boards, rather than stand – and seeks to encourage confidence, agility, and wellbeing.

Woman, 104, arrested at care home by police to fulfil bucket list wish

A 104-year-old woman has ticked off another item on her bucket list after being arrested by the police.

Anne Brokenbrow, who has never fallen foul of the law, cheekily grinned as officers “detained” her inside a care home and bundled her into a waiting police car.

She had revealed her desire to be arrested as part of a charity scheme where residents write down what they want most at Stokeleigh Care Home in Bristol.

She wrote: “My wish is… to be arrested. I am 104 and I have never been on the wrong side of the law.”

Anne, who has dementia, was put in handcuffs by PC Stephen Harding and his colleague PCSO Kelly Foyle before being taken for a drive by the officers.

Student Placement

Elective Placement Overseas

Great to catch up today with Dr Sharon Black, Director of Nurse Education/Deputy Head of School at the University of Lincoln, and two 2nd year Student Nurses – Brian Holmes, Rebekah Rigby, who we are sponsoring on their upcoming 4-week elective placement overseas. Check out our Facebook page to see their weekly video updates and pictures as we get them www.facebook.com/StaffAidHQ/

 

Pimp My Zimmer is a winner

Residents of a HC-One care home based in Coventry have been decorating their Zimmer frames, along with staff to help reduce the number of falls. The Pimp My Zimmer project aims to reduce falls after a care home matron noticed people with dementia sometimes find it hard to recognise their own frame. Zimmer frames are usually grey, making them hard for people with dementia to tell apart or, in some cases, see them clearly. With the help of staff at Brandon House, residents have had their frames transformed into colourful works of art. HC-One’s care home manager, Sheryl Davis, said: “Our main priority at Brandon House is to ensure residents recognise their frames, which will help to reduce the number of falls. We are planning to decorate other resident’s frames as we can already see that residents are responding well to the decorations and most importantly remembering to use their Zimmer frames.”

Pioneering matron nominated for Nurse of the Year award in British Journal of Nursing Awards

A pioneering nurse has been nominated for a prestigious award over her dedication to patients from Hartlepool and East Durham. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust haematology/anticoagulation matron, Mercy Cabrega, has been nominated for Oncology Nurse of the Year in the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards. Mercy was nominated by one of her students, who after spending two weeks on the ward, was so inspired by her commitment, hard work and positive influence she had on colleagues. During her 15 years at the trust, Mercy has revolutionised the way bone marrow biopsies are carried out, being the first nurse ever at the trust to lead the procedure. She has since trained other nursing staff to do the same, improving outcomes for patients by reducing waiting times.

Hospital ward opens cinema for patients with memory problems

Hull Royal Infirmary has opened a £7,000 cinema showing footage of Yorkshire throughout the decades to help patients with memory problems. The film booth complete with cinema seats and a giant screen has been set up in the middle of Ward 80 to help people reminisce about their past and share memories of growing up in the city. Ward 80 is the Progression to Discharge Unit where patients recovering from recent illness spend time recuperating before they are discharged home with support or to a care home. The cinema helps to keep people mobile, encouraging them to move around the ward to prevent muscle wastage and get back into a more normal routine following a hospital stay.

New tax on over-40’s being considered to fund social care

A new tax being considered by ministers as a way to fund social care could raise up to £15bn a year, according to a new report. The proposal would see a 2.5 per cent levy applied to the earnings of people over the age of 40, similar to the model used in Germany. The revenue generated by the new tax would go into a ring-fenced pot used to fund social care. Research carried out by pensions and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson suggested the German-style system could raise half of the money needed to plug the £30bn-a-year gap in social care funding the UK is facing by 2031.

Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

The home of the Red Arrows air display team is to be sold off, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed. RAF Scampton, which was also home to 617 Squadron as they prepared for the Dambusters mission in World War Two, has housed the Red Arrows since 2000. Six hundred people currently work at the site near Lincoln. The MoD, which wants to save £3bn by 2040, is also closing RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire where 300 people work. The government said RAF Scampton will close in 2022 with the Red Arrows relocating to a site “more fit for purpose”. Plans were also confirmed to transfer basic and fast jet training from RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire to RAF Valley on Anglesey in 2019 and cease using Linton in 2020.

NMC email glitch may have fuelled hundreds of registration lapses

Hundreds of nurses and midwives may have let their registration lapse accidentally because the Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to send out a final reminder. The problem was revealed in the latest annual performance report on the nursing regulator that shows many nurses then had to wait up to a month or more to re-register. It occurred in the wake of changes to the annual renewal process in November 2015, which saw nurses and midwives who failed to pay their fee on time automatically removed from the register and required to submit a completely new application. Previously, there had been a grace period where registrants could quickly get back on the register without submitting a full application by simply paying the outstanding fee. However, today’s report from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) suggests many may have fallen foul of the new system, because a final reminder email was not sent.

See us at the Lincolnshire Independent Care Conference June 7th 2018

We are proud to be supporting the Lincolnshire Independent Care Conference on Thursday June 7th. The conference will be held at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln between 9.30am – 4pm. We will have a stand promoting our services to both care homes and nurses & carers. Why not come and say hello and pick up some freebies – see you there!!

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